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Sons and Other Flammable Objects

Free read Ø Sons and Other Flammable Objects Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Porochista Khakpour ↠ 4 Summary Free read Sons and Other Flammable Objects Help their son make sense of the terrifying violent last moments in a homeland he barely remembers As he grows into manhood and moves to New York his major goal in life is to completely separate from his parents but when he meets a beautiful half Iranian girl on the roof of his building after New York's own terrifying and violent catastrophe strikes it seems Iran will not let Xerxes go. Sons and Other Flammable Objects revolves around the life of the Adam properly pronounced Odd damn as some of the wittiest writing in the novel explains family The novel focuses with laser like uality on the life of Xerxes Adam the wayward confused bicultural Iranian American son whose obsessions with Barbara Eden mediocrity a desperate desire to assimilate and determination never to return to his family ground the novelSons is a modern day bildungsroman albeit one that takes place well into the character s adulthood suggesting that growing up in our post 911 multicultural American landscape comes later than adolescence or even our mid twenties Khakpour s Xerxes is at times despicable endearingpitifulrage inducingand utterly without tools in a modernized world that reuires a hefty wrench and Phillip s screwdriver Raised in Los Angeles socially isolated and preternaturally aware of the differences between himself and his peers in sunny LA Xerxes manages his angst with I Love Jeanie choreographed coughing designed to ease awkwardness with his parents and a plan to escape to anywhere which eventually lands him in New York When trauma hits in the form of 911 Xerxes fear fear of his difference being revealed his own dull awareness of self destructive tendencies and loneliness fold him into a downward spiral The novel opens on the Adam family as Darius Adam Xerxes father tries to save Save themselves in the end via saving the spring s batch of blue jays who had suddenly in their cheery oblivious way taken residence among the palms and oaks of their conflicted suburban California neighborhood This incident Darius trying to save the birds becomes the trigger for the disintegration of the relationship between father and son It also provides the central allegory in the novel birds the universal symbol of freedom here also reference the Persian mythology of Simorgh an ancient flying creature The larger allegory suggests as does the title that children are flammable objects serving as the family phoenix rising from the ashes of destruction but they may also fail to understand their parents and themselves burning in their own rebirth It s been suggested that Sons is reminiscent of Zadie Smth s White Teeth I found this comparison distracting It is a disservice to both authors My assumption is that in the publishing world Zadie Smith is shorthand for multicultural genre It is true that both Smith and Khakpour focus on the family tableaux and both have written characters Smith in The Autograph Man obsessed with blonde beauties as a way to escape ethnic differenceIt is also true that with Sons Khakpour reveals an enviable talent at nearly the same age as Smith s debut But Sons is much too non linear to be likened to Smith Sons can be described as part of the literary progeny of two Hermans Wouk for humor and Melville for the expansive attempt to capture a moment in American history that reflects a greater commentary on diversity belonging nation building violence and personal identity Sons is a complex novel that does not adhere to a linear psychological development of characters Like many first novels Khakpour would have benefited from disciplined editing the book is simply too long and in places could be far focused Readers will need vigor to understand the witty asides metaphors and character development I am glad that writers like Khakpour recognize and claim 911 and the resulting realignments and fear as one of our new century s greatest human narrative arcs I am glad that an Iranian American woman s voice has been added to these discussions and conversations Too often in the US we see Middle Eastern women as those to be liberated not as those who in fact have nuanced powerful funny leaning toward biting and liberating messages The Gamester their son make sense of The Gamester the Natuurlewe Van Suid Afrika n Fotografiese Gids terrifying violent last moments in a homeland he barely remembers As he grows into manhood and moves Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga to New York his major goal in life is Easy Math Step By Step Second Edition the roof of his building after New York's own Not Without a Fight terrifying and violent catastrophe strikes it seems Iran will not let Xerxes go. 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Free read Ø Sons and Other Flammable Objects Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Porochista Khakpour ↠ 4 Summary Free read Sons and Other Flammable Objects T he is different¡ªwith an understanding of his Iranian heritage that vacillates from typical teenage embarrassment to something so tragic it can barely be spoken His father Darius obsesses over his sense of exile and fantasizes about a nonexistent daughter he can relate to better than his living son; Xerxes' mother changes her name and tries to make friends; but neither of them can. I had a really hard time getting into this book because of the author s writing style And on top of it I just didn t really like any of the characters very much

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Free read Ø Sons and Other Flammable Objects Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Porochista Khakpour ↠ 4 Summary Free read Sons and Other Flammable Objects Compared by Danzy Senna to the young Philip Roth for her lashing dark humor tinged with deep melancholy Porochista Khakpour is one of her generation's most outrageously gifted new talents  Sons and Other Flammable Objects is at once a comedy and a tragedy a family history and a modern coming of age story with a distinctly timeless resonanceGrowing up Xerxes Adam is painfully aware tha. I had a hard time caring for any of the characters in this book They were a dysfunctional family but with no redeeming ualities I do not think that the dysfunction was from being immigrants I think the characters were already dysfunctional I know there was a lot of angst for the son growing up in 2 cultures He felt that he didn t want anything to do with his birth culture or parents he also felt the American culture didn t want anything to do with him The real problems throughout were obviously the relationships or lack of them between the triangle of father son mother


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